The Very Model of a Modern DQ General

March 21, 2009
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LyttonMajorGeneral

With apologies to fellow fans of Gilbert and Sullivan and Sir Henry Lytton, I offer the following Data Quality (DQ) General’s Song.  It is certainly not up to the high standards of The Pirates of Penzance or any other comic opera for that matter.  However, I hope that you find it entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DQ General’s Song

 

I am the very model of a modern DQ General,
I’ve cleansed data customer, product, and informational,
I know the challenges of data quality, and I quote issues historical,
From the Business to IT, in order categorical,
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters very practical,
I understand application development is really quite iterational,
About teamwork and collaboration, I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about how to succeed and not to lose.

I know the key to successful projects is the people, golly gee,
From executive sponsors and team leaders down to every busy bee,
Only together can we achieve great things tactically and strategically,
I have learned what progress has been made with modern technology,
But I understand that those are business problems we all see,

LyttonMajorGeneral

With apologies to fellow fans of Gilbert and Sullivan and Sir Henry Lytton, I offer the following Data Quality (DQ) General’s Song.  It is certainly not up to the high standards of The Pirates of Penzance or any other comic opera for that matter.  However, I hope that you find it entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DQ General’s Song

 

I am the very model of a modern DQ General,
I’ve cleansed data customer, product, and informational,
I know the challenges of data quality, and I quote issues historical,
From the Business to IT, in order categorical,
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters very practical,
I understand application development is really quite iterational,
About teamwork and collaboration, I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about how to succeed and not to lose.

I know the key to successful projects is the people, golly gee,
From executive sponsors and team leaders down to every busy bee,
Only together can we achieve great things tactically and strategically,
I have learned what progress has been made with modern technology,
But I understand that those are business problems we all see,
And nothing can be achieved without effective methodology;
In short, with data customer, product, and informational,
I am the very model of a modern DQ General.

I know understanding data is essential to using it effectively,
And that data’s best friends are its’ stewards, analysts, and SMEs,
Profiling and statistical analysis can be a wonderful tool,
But if I forget the business context then I’ll look like a fool,
I check for completeness and accuracy in all of my fields,
But always verify relevancy to boost my analytical yields.

I’m very good at matching and linking records probabilistically,
But I know often it can be done just as well deterministically,
And have even seen it performed quite supercalifragilistically;
In short, with data customer, product, and informational,
I am the very model of a modern DQ General.

Even with my impressive knowledge, I am still learning and must stay adventury,
With hard work and dedication, I will know everything by the end of the century;
But still, with data customer, product, and informational,
I am the very model of a modern DQ General.

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